Archive for May 2nd, 2014

Podcast Discussing Net Neutrality

I appeared on Science for the People where I discussed net neutrality.

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May 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Podcasts

Bill C-13: Podcast on Cyber-Bullying and Internet Surveillance Legislation

I appeared on The Docket podcast with Leo Russomanno and Michael Spratt to discuss the Conservative governments new cyber-bullying / internet surveillance legislation – Bill C-13.

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May 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Podcasts

Why Have Canada’s Telcos Failed to Notify Subscribers About Disclosing Their Information?

While much of the attention this week on the massive number of requests for subscriber information has rightly focused on the government and a legal framework that provides insufficient oversight (and is about to expand warrantless disclosure under Bills C-13 and S-4), the telecom and Internet companies also deserve greater scrutiny. One of the key questions in the document on telecom and Internet provider disclosure practices asked simply:

Do you notify your customers, when the law allows, that their information has been requested, thus giving them an opportunity to contest the request in court?

The answer from every provider: No.

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Canadian Lobbying Disclosure Podcast

I appeared on the Sunlight Foundation Podcast to discuss Canadian Lobbying Disclosure. Although lobbying disclosure is not one of my main areas of interest, I am interested in access to information and open data.

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May 2, 2014 Comments are Disabled Podcasts